Residents, medical professionals and law enforcement agencies had recently gathered at a town hall meeting in New Jersey to discuss the impact of opioid abuse from their perspective. On April 19, the Dennis Township Senior Center hosted a town hall meeting on “Knock Out Opioid Abuse” – a program for countering the ill effects of..
Doctors are well aware of the fact that patients taking a combination of benzodiazepines and buprenorphine are at an increased risk of overdose and death, but still more than half of them prescribe this combination, according to a study presented at the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) 49th Annual Conference in April 2018. The..
Overdose cases involving fentanyl are rising across the United States. Drug rehab centers are constantly flooded with patients seeking help for their dependence on the highly addictive synthetic opioid. While there may be many symptoms of addiction to an opioid, a group of researchers from Canada has observed that use and overdose of fentanyl show..
Surveys show that impaired driving is the prime cause of road rages and car crashes across the United States. Statistics suggest a considerable percentage of motorists against whom legal proceedings have been conducted earlier for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol or a drug often tend to repeat their offenses. In Lake County, repeat..
Facebook needs to “do a better job policing on our service,” admitted CEO Mark Zuckerberg as he appeared before the Congress on April 11, 2018 in the wake of the recently exposed Cambridge Analytica data scandal, in which the social media giant allowed the data firm to access personal information of its 87 million users.
In the wake of the rising opioid overdose cases, U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams recently urged more people in the country to carry naloxone with them. Naloxone is an antidote that helps reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, which claims nearly 115 lives every day. The advisory was issued with the aim of encouraging..
At a time when the nation is struggling to combat the drug crisis, the increasing cost of providing health care seems to be adding fuel to the fire. A recent study by the nonpartisan Kaiser Family Foundation revealed that the amount spent by employers for opioid addiction and overdoses care has soared in the last..
As the nation struggles with the opioid epidemic, a whopping 65 percent of emergency department (ED) doctors simply have no idea how they are prescribing addictive painkillers to their patients, revealed a recent study published online in the journal Academic Emergency Medicine in March 2018. Most thought they were prescribing within the limits, but they..